St Edmunds Church, Southwold, Suffolk
Southwold's majestic 15th Century church
(Photos/words © urban75, May 2007)
Built over a period of around 60 years between the 1430s to the 1490s, Southwold's impressive St Edmunds Church is dominated by a massive square tower, standing 100 feet tall.
Dedicated to Edmund, the last king of East Anglia and Christian Martyr, the beautifully proportioned building is claimed by some to be the best Medieval church in an English coastal town, and replaced an earlier, smaller church destroyed by fire.
Curving letters over the west window spell out, 'SCT. EDMUND ORA P. NOBIS' which translates to 'St Edmund pray for us.'
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